Egypt administers 85 million coronavirus doses to citizens: Presidential advisor



Thu, 19 May 2022 - 11:36 GMT


Thu, 19 May 2022 - 11:36 GMT

CAIRO – 19 May 2022: Egypt has so far administered more than 85 million coronavirus vaccine doses to citizens, Presidential Health Advisor Mohamed Awad Tag El-Din.

The state has large quantities of vaccines and citizens should receive both vaccine doses., Tag El-Din told Sabah El-Kheir Ya Masr TV program on Wednesday.

On Saturday, Egypt’s Health Ministry said that the average number of the daily new coronavirus cases stood at five during the past week, while average deaths stood at three.

In a statement, the Spokesman for the Health Ministry Hossam Abdel Ghaffar said the daily average number of recoveries recorded 21, bringing the total number of recoveries to 445,430.

The total number of vaccinated people hit 34,709,848, according to the statement, while 45,156,225 people received their first shots.

According to the ministry statement, 2,893,359 people received their booster shots.

Late in April, the rate of vaccination against coronavirus in Egypt has reached 79.53 doses per 100 people, Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, the Minister of Higher Education and Acting Minister of Health said.

This is considered one of the high vaccination rates worldwide, according to the classification of the World Health Organization (WHO), Abdel Ghaffar was cited by a Health Ministry statement as saying.

The ministry’s remarks came within the framework of the World Immunization Week, which is observed by WHO in the last week of April with the aim of shedding light on the collective action required and to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease.

On 14 April, Egypt’s Qena governorate has been declared free from coronavirus for the first time since the outbreak of the virus in March 2022, said the Ministry of Health and Population in a statement.

The ministry added that all the PCR samples for suspected cases or travelers in the governorate tested negative for the virus over the past 15 days.

The ministry attributed the reason to the high vaccination rates and booster doses given to citizens. He added that medical teams across the governorate’s hospitals commit to their national duty to deliver the vaccine to all citizens.

On 6 April, the ministry also declared the northern Egyptian governorate of Beheira free from coronavirus cases for the first time since the start of the pandemic.

Beheira has been one of the Egyptian governorates with the highest coronavirus vaccination rates, the ministry said, quoting Hany Gemeia, deputy undersecretary of the ministry in Beheira.



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